I'm dumbstruck ! I actually never imagined this. I knew that he was having a good time with the A7 guys - understandably
- but to leave DT
Well, Mike should of course be allowed to follow his musical instinct. He's been a most fabulous drummer and leader of DT. He's afforded soooo many of us unbelievable musical and philosophical experiences
Obviously he has a lot burnin in him that he feels he can pursue better other places. And understandably the amazing genius of the A7 guys gave him some wholly new experiences and challenges. It's all fully understandable
An epoch is over with Mike leaving the band.
Well, there's still a lot in the Johns (capital
) , James (singular
), and (River
Who to imagine as new DT-drummer ? ..... Oh yeah, Scott Travis - but wait a minute, he's already busy with Priest
Who has the sufficient maturity, versatility and imagination to match the DT-guys ?
Iac let's wish Mike all the best. He sure deserves it
Edit: Reading the messages again, and this time pondering along the way, I got the impression that Petrucci and Co. already have a drummer in waiting position. What do you guys think ?